Nia White Belt Training
November 15, 2014 Soma Ranch Retreat Center in Montgomery, Texas, US
About the Nia White Belt
The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of a five-belt training series that presents a body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. If you have a desire to share Nia in a professional capacity, the White Belt Training is your entryway into teaching. Those who choose to pursue the path of personal enrichment use this training as a starting point for becoming a master student.
Over the course of one week, you will comprehensively explore physical sensation through five core-competency areas of study including movement, music, anatomy, science and philosophy. This joyful journey into the self is instrumental in helping you develop body knowing by learning to listen, interpret and consciously respond to the information your body communicates to you via sensation. Enroll in an upcoming training today, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
Upon graduation, you are eligible to become a livelihood member. As a livelihood member, you obtain a teaching license (whether you decide to use it or not) and have exclusive access to an in-depth continuing education program, an online forum, and special benefits and privileges. You may enroll in the Green Belt Training - which is dedicated to the craft of teaching - at any time after completing your White Belt Training. You may also enroll in the next level of training, Blue Belt Training.
Meet the Trainers
Spend time around Helen and you will learn something, receive inspiration, and garner support for your dreams and desires (not to mention be highly entertained by her loving sense of humor and English-Texan accent, which many mistake for Australian.) "I'm passionate about moving people physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I bring people together and inspire them, at my Studio, the Ranch and around the world. That turns me on."
Helen has been helping people love their bodies and lives through Nia Technique since 1993. She immigrated to the US in 1990, as an International Teaching Fellow. Helen has a Royal Society of Arts Certification in Exercise to Music, B. Ed. (Hons) Physical Education, M.Ed. Exercise Physiology. She is a Certified Body Ecologist and Dance Therapy Specialist.
Recognized by Origins Magazine as a "Top Inspirer in Texas", Helen is multi-talented with a magical formula. She combines experience and knowledge with determination and faith, to consciously create and bring ideas to life. Helen founded NiaMoves Houston in 1996, a successful fitness studio. She also owns Soma Ranch Retreat, Montgomery, Texas.
Helen has a special, and very effective, way of catering to the unique needs of each individual. She helps folks feel great while giving them the skills they need. When she's not leading Nia trainings worldwide, you'll find Helen at Soma Ranch feeding the rescued donkeys, (silently) cheering on her pre-Wimbledon daughter, Liliana; enjoying a kombucha tea on the porch with her awesome "home-support" husband, Joe; and being corralled by her Border Collie, Phelps.
"Helen Terry is one of the best teachers, mothers, and trainers, and because of her mastery in Nia and in her ability to build and create a successful personal and professional life she was one of the first two trainers chosen to step into the role of Blue Belt trainer!" Debbie Rosas
"I consider myself an inspirer as much as an educator. I was born to make an inspirational difference in people's lives through movement to music and how I live my life. When I teach Nia, I adore watching how folks light up! It's phenomenal how many people’s lives are being changed through this practice. I consider it a blessing to have found Nia and a privilege to teach and share this wonderful technique" Helen Terry
• B.Ed (hons) in Physical Education and Special Need
• M.Ed in Exercise Physiology and Human Performance,
• Dance Therapy Specialist (Authentic Movement)
• Certified Body Ecologist.
• Founder, and former co owner of Studio NiaMoves Houston, (1996 - 2016) www.niamoves.com
• Creator of "Soma Ranch" Montgomery Texas. (est. 2009) www.somaranch.com
• Warm, knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher. (since 1993)
• International Fitness and Wellness presenter (30+ conferences)
We remember Helen as an amazing "teacher to be" so many years ago. Bright, articulate, a big dreamer and full of life's desire. She was fit, and seemed to be one of those people who easily took risks out of passion, not fear. She was open to possibility, willing to receive and learn more, and eager to be in relationship with us, Nia, the group and her experience. (Studio NiaMoves Houston) represents these parts and more. It is her dream, passion, and represents her ability to manifest out of love and not fear. It represents her ability to create and work with community, and to ask for what she needs. As we look into the NOW and Nia's future it is bright and full of Helen.
Congratulations Helen on creating the dream. You inspire us all, and it is a pleasure and joy to know you, work with you and see you as the woman you are in life. More magic awaits we are sure. Thank you for being you and being in our life too.
Love Debbie, Carlos and Jeff
Charlotte is a Black Belt Nia Instructor & Retired Trainer. She has been teaching group fitness classes for 30 years. Also certified as a Group Exercise Leader (GEL) through the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, she began her Nia journey in a class led by Joanie Brooks in 1997 at the Concord Athletic Club in San Antonio. She became a White Belt Nia Instructor in February of 1998, with Trainer Holly Curtis and is an AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor.
In November 2010 Charlotte opened The DragonFly Studio, a small studio behind her home. With heart-felt Joy, she is teaching One-on-One Nia Sessions, Nia 5 Stages of Healing and Classic Nia at her studio. In addition she teaches at Two Hearts Yoga, subs Nia classes at the JCC and leads private classes at Diva, a non-profit for breast cancer survivors.
In September of 2011, after one year of extensive study and passing her Practicum, Charlotte became a Nia Trainer. She remained on Faculty through July 2015.
Charlotte believes that we become whole, one conscious moment at a time. As a fitness professional, she has increased her flexibility, strength, creative expression and body awareness through her Nia practice. She joyfully brings this awareness to each of her classes and client sessions. Her hope is that each of her students will learn to deeply love their body, wholey.
Notes About this Training
Start: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm
End: Friday, November 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm
Enjoy your training at Soma Ranch, a fabulous Nia Education Training facility.
15 beautiful acres
Conveniently located within an hour of Houston IAH Airport.
Shared and private accommodations,
Full Board, inclusive of meals, weekly rates start at only $400.
Mineral Hot Tub and InfraRed Sauna for your relaxing, healing benefits.
Local Resort, Hotel and Lodge alternatives available.
Visit SomaRanch.com for more information.
A residential experience:
REMOVE distractions (such as traveling, life at home, decisions like what & where to eat each day)
ELIMNATE the challenges of navigating your way to and from a studio
PROVIDE a safe, nurturing and vibrant environment to relax and learn with others.
EXPAND your experience into a memorable personal retreat with spacious land, nature, animals and treatment options.
BALANCE your opportunity, to be alone and socialize, according to your personal needs.
CONNECT with like minded folks, make friends and have fun in the process.
I'd love to help you more with regards Nia and training, either at the ranch or elsewhere.
Let me know how.
Yours truly, Helen